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FY 2021 Project Safe Neighborhoods Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,999,723)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program aims to create and foster safer communities in all 94 federal judicial districts across the U.S. PSN brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community-based partners, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.
CNA's TTA team includes TTA national leaders¾Michigan State University (MSU), the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), and the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA).

Our TTA approach builds on successful experience providing TTA to PSN districts, and experience supporting numerous national-scale TTA programs.

PSN Districts will benefit from the following:

Regional TTA Teams. Our Regional Liaisons paired with criminal justice analysts will provide ongoing, proactive assistance to PSN coordinators and partners in each PSN district. TTA teams will share new TTA opportunities and resources, provide guidance on evidence-based best practices, and facilitate peer learning.
Strategic Planning and Assessment. PSN districts will receive support in developing and operationalizing strategic plans to measure their effectiveness related to the prevention of, response to, and reduction in violent crime and support for survivors and witnesses of violence. TTA will include strategic planning templates, assessment tools, and guides. Our subject matter experts (SMEs) will also provide personalized support to districts requiring more assistance. 
Targeted TTA. PSN districts will have direct access to more than 500 leading SMEs for customized TTA and for expedited linkages with practitioners in the field for peer learning. Targeted TTA will come in various formats, such as in-person or virtual SME assistance, assessments, surveys, workshops, training, or peer exchanges.
Outreach and Education. PSN districts will have access to best practices via interactive online platforms, such as our PSN TTA website, social media, webinars, newsletters, and podcasts. These TTA resources will highlight emerging trends and challenges, and promising practices related to evidence-based crime reduction, community engagement, and victim/witness support.

Date Created: October 18, 2021